Tom Kyte has a simple philosophy: you can treat
Oracle as a black
box and just stick data into it or you can understand how it
works and exploit it as a powerful computing environment. If you
choose the latter course, then you will find that there are few
information management problems that you cannot solve quickly and
Tom has selected the most important features and techniques and
he teaches them in a proof-by-example manner, not only discussing
the features available, but also how to implement software using
them and indicating the potential pitfalls.
What does this book cover?
- Core database structures and utilities
- Performance tuning
- Advanced SQL features
- Extensibility using C, Java and OR features
- Important supplied packages
Who is this book for?
This book offers the knowledge required for both those who build
Oracle database applications, and those who administer the
It is critical that the DBA knows what the developers are trying
to accomplish and the best developers know how to exploit the
DBA's data management strategies. Armed with the fundamental
knowledge of the Oracle environment that Tom describes, you will
be able to build bigger, faster, and more scalable applications.
Knowledge of SQL and PL/SQL is assumed and familiarity with any
3GL language (such as C, Java,
or Visual Basic) would be useful.
Wrox provides on-line discussion for the above title and
surrounding technologies on P2P.